Radiology Personnel

Kenneth Maravilla, M.D.

Director of the Diagnostic Imaging Sciences Center MR Research Laboratory


Dr. Maravilla is a UW professor of radiology and neurological surgery. He is director of the Diagnostic Imaging Sciences Center MR Research Laboratory and director of the Brain Imaging Core of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC). He specializes in neuroradiology and is an expert in diagnostic imaging of the brain, spine and extracranial head and neck pathology. He also conducts research in developing new techniques of MR imaging for diagnosis of central nervous system disease. He has a long interest in exploring such applications in multiple sclerosis, brain tumors and peripheral nerve disease.

Dr. Maravilla earned his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in New York and his M.D. degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He did his internship in general surgery at Baylor Medical Center in Houston, Texas. This was followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. After 10 years as a faculty member at UT Southwestern Health Sciences Center, he came to UW in 1986 to direct the UW neuroradiology section. He subsequently moved to directing the MR research lab while maintaining a busy clinical practice in neuroradiology.

He is listed in “The Best Doctors in America.” He is a fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and is board certified in diagnostic radiology. He is a former deputy editor of the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) and has served on the editorial boards of the AJNR, the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Korean Journal of Radiology.”